The Sun style (孫氏) of Tai Chi (t'ai chi ch'uan) which is well known for its smooth, flowing movements. This style omits the more physically vigorous crouching, leaping of some other styles. It is performed in a more upright stance and is often referred to as a "lively step" style.

The footwork of Sun style is unique, when one foot advances or retreats the other follows. It also exhibits small circular movements with the hand. Its gentle postures and high stances make it very suitable for seniors and people with limited movement.

Dr Paul Lam and his team at the Tai Chi for Health Institute along with medical specialists have created a range of programs (called the Tai Chi for Health programs) to help improve health and wellness. Various health organisations around the world support these programs as medical studies have proven these programs to be safe and effective.

Listed below are the movements for the first 3 parts:
Commence
1. Commencing form (step left, extend ball, step forward)
2. Open and close hands
Part 1
3. Single Whip (R) Step right, look left (right leg returns)
4. Waving hands in the clouds. (R)
5. Opening and closing hands
6. Single whip (L) Step left, look right (right leg returns) 7. Waving hands in the clouds. (L) 8. Opening and closing hands
Part 2
9. Brush knee and twist step (L)
10. Playing the lute
11. Step forward to deflect downward, parry and punch
12. Embracing the tiger and pushing the mountain
13. Opening and closing hands
14. Brush knee and twist step (R)
15. Playing the lute
16. Step forward to deflect downward, parry and punch
17. Embracing the tiger- and pushing the mountain
18. Opening and closing hands

Part 3
19. Brush knee and twist step (R)
20. Leisurely tying coat (R)
21. Opening and closing hands
22. Single whip (L)
23. Punch under the elbow
24. Brush knee to rear
25. Brush knee to front
26. Brush knee (L)
27. Leisurely tying coat (L)
28. Opening and closing hands

29. Brush knee (L)
30. Leisurely tying coat (L)
31. Opening and closing hands front
32. Single Whip (R)
33. Punch under the elbow
34. Brush knee to rear
35. Brush knee to front
36. Brush knee (R)
37. Leisurely tying coat (R)
38. Opening and closing hands
39. Closing form



Demonstration of the "Tai Chi for Health" Sun style in "mirror" image with English instructions.


Demonstration of the "Tai Chi for Health" Sun style in rear view.



Dr Paul Lam discusses and demonstrates aspects of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program.

More information is available on the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

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